• MSTEP make up tests will be given April 23-24, 2020

    SAT make up tests will be given April 28, 2020

    PSAT 9 make up tests will be given April 28, 2020

    ACT WorkKeys make up tests will be give April 29,2020

    PSAT 10 make up tests will be given April 29, 2020

     

    Testing for English Learners

    WIDA Screener: This is a proficiency test given to new students who arrive out of the district who speak a language other than English at home according to their Home Language Survey. The assessment scores English proficiency in Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing in order to determine whether the student should be offered English Learner services at the school or not. These tests are done within 10 days of the student starting school (or 30 days after the start of the school year).

    WIDA Access: This is a proficiency test that every student who qualifies for English Learner services must take that scores the student based on their academic English proficiency in Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. These tests take place between the first week of February and the last week of March every school year. The results are given to districts at the end of August.

    AP Exam Registration Information

     TBD for 2020

    PSAT Information

    Our 11th grade students participate in a preliminary version of the SAT. The PSAT helps to prepare students for the SAT or ACT, and a great score can possibly lead to a National Merit Scholarship. This exam will only be issued to the 11th grade students. Please note 9th and 10th graders will be taking the PSAT 9/10 practice test. In addition, the PSAT 9/10 exam will be given, free of charge, to the 9th and 10th graders during the month of April. 12th grade students are encouraged to conduct college visits on this day.  However, we will have an alternate activity focused on college and career preparation in the gymnasium for 12th graders who attend school this morning during testing sessions.  A PDF file of the bell schedule for this day is linked below this message.  The schedule is also posted in our SLC offices, commons, and is available in our main office for interested parties.   Room assignments for students have been posted since the week of October 5th in the commons and on our 3rd and 4th floors in the B wing of our building. No registration is required. Should you or your student have any questions please feel free to see Ms. Britton in the 4th Floor Innovation SLC Office.

    Please consider taking advantage of the opportunities and potential strategies for improvement listed below.

    Opportunity 1 – Taking a Practice Test

    After taking a practice test, students can score their own practice test and learn from their mistakes.  The following is a link to a paper-pencil practice test.

    https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice

    Opportunity 2 – Targeted Practice for the PSAT

    The College Board and Khan Academy® have partnered to make practicing easy and personal. At Khan Academy, you can access thousands of questions approved by the College Board, take four official SAT practice tests, and create personalized study plans based on your results.  The website to explore this dynamic opportunity is…

    https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

    Opportunity 3 – Guide to Your PSAT Scores

    The Princeton Review has provided a Guide to Your New PSAT Scores at the following website.  Also, College Board has several supports available to help families understand PSAT and SAT scoring at the following website.

    http://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/good-psat-score#!tab1

    https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores

    Please take time with our son/daughter to review these opportunities and gain insight to where your son/daughter stands.   We look forward to a successful testing experience this spring for all of our students.